Metroid Prime (GCN) - 100% 1:37 - Nolan Pflug
100% speed run of Metroid Prime in 15 segments, completed on November 8 2003.
Run time 2:17:49Producer Nolan PflugAudio/Visual sound, color
Author's comments: I've always had a heart for Nintendo games and did casual speed runs of a few. I think the first was Super Metroid. Nine years later the sequel, Metroid Prime for the Nintendo Gamecube was released and I got it the first day it was out. I took over 14 hours the first time I finished it, but I planned on a real speed run eventually.
It wasn't until almost six months later that I heard of a speed run done in 1:46 by CALFoolio, which inspired me to finally run it. After many attempts I got a time of 1:34... of course the record was by then already 1:28 by kip, and he soon got 1:23. I decided after that to focus on a 100% speed run: one that gets all 100 items in the game. At the end of June I finished my first one and got a time of 2:10. I was pretty impressed with myself, I beat CALFoolio's 100% time by 9 minutes.
I started to hang out in #metroid on irc.esper.net (since moved to irc.metroid2002.com), the chat room arranged for on the GameFAQs Metroid Prime message board. I received the videos of the 1:46 run from CAL, and then the 1:23 from kip when he did it. I learned things from both, but both of them only sent their vids to other "sequence breakers" who asked for them. I decided if I'd do a run I'd release it for all to see since GameSpy gives me as much space as I need. :-)
Everyone in #metroid wanted to see < 2:00 done for 100% but I said, "no way it would be me". After I tried a 100% on hard mode and ended up with 2:12, I knew my 2:10 on normal sucked: hard mode takes about 15 minutes more because all enemies have twice the health! I made a major change to the route, changed some other small things, and acquired a capture card to record a real attempt at a new 100% on normal.
I started on August 9th 2003, and figured I'd take at least a month. I didn't imagine it would be three whole months though! I finally finished, vastly exceeding my original expectation of 1:49 and ending up with the amazing time of 1:37. I hope my imperfect run will inspire others to try, and I wish good luck to anyone crazy enough to do so. :-)
Detailed room by room commentary available for each of 15 parts in commentary.zip.
March 15, 2008
To Silent Echo Done better?
Done better I DON'T THINK SO...I don't even see your name on this run on SDA (Speed Demos Archive.)
March 4, 2007
How did you manage to do space jumps right from the beggining?
August 12, 2006
WTF is that ?!
Seriously, you should immediately stop speedrunning, because your speedrun is so horrible to watch! It's a friendly advice I'm giving you! A star is still too much for you!